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Empower a woman, empower a nation

<b>BY YOMBI KEP</b><p>Empowering a woman or a girl in Papua New Guinea and recognizing her right to education will not only change her but her community, …

Girls' Rights

Papua New Guinea: UN Migration Agency Raises PNG Awareness of Conflict Management, Peace Building

Source: International Organization for MigrationCountry: Papua New Guinea<b><br>Port Moresby – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, this week (17-18/10)</b> organized …

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: Salesian Missions provides eight new water tanks giving students access to clean water

(MissionNewswire) As part of its Clean Water Initiative, Salesian Missions recently donated eight water reservoir tanks to the Don Bosco Araimiri …

Water

The world's most dangerous walk to school

Squatting in his simple two-room home, Tsering serves tea and recounts the moment when he feared he might lose his grandson to the icy Zanskar river …

Education

Ecstasy users are increasingly young adults with higher education, study finds

The proportion of ecstasy users with a college degree has increased, according to new research published in the journal <i>Drug and Alcohol …

Research

How to teach your kids to think more critically about money

<i>As the world of finance becomes more complex, most of us aren’t keeping up. In this series we’re exploring what it means to be financially …

Teaching

Why is Australian 15-year-olds' financial literacy declining?

Around a fifth of 15-year-olds in Australia do not have basic financial literacy, according to a new OECD Programme for International Student …

Telling Chinese students to conform won't fix cross-cultural issues

Incidents of Chinese students being offended by Australian lecturers have become a heated topic in the media. Some reports blame lecturers for …

Teaching

Lessons from Abroad: Singapore’s secrets to training world-class teachers

Singapore has been a hot topic in education circles ever since it began to appear near the top of the pack of international assessments in math and …

Education

TEACHER VOICE: On the ground in Singapore, with a sharp perspective

SINGAPORE — Shortly before I completed my teacher training 15 years ago, my vice principal gave me some advice.<p>“Don’t forget that the higher and …

Teaching

OPINION: Stop driving kids crazy — A four-year college degree isn’t the only answer

A California high school student practices welding during a class on advanced agricultural mechanics. California is spending $6 million on a campaign …

Education

Coding, crafts and free sanitary napkins lure India’s girls to school

Students study for classes at a government school on the edge of the Thar Desert. Photo: Kim Palmer for The Hechinger ReportJaisalmer, India — Once a …

Education

Turbo-Charging His Life After Losing His Mother

Atreyal Ransom has a firm handshake. He stands just 5 foot 9, but his presence is commanding. Although he had spent the afternoon instructing children at a community center in Coney Island, Brooklyn, his collared shirt and slacks remained unwrinkled. He was serious.<p>But when the conversation turned …

The 4th Future of Youth Employment Forum

Across Australia, youth employment continues to be a high-priority national concern.<p>In the past year, Australia saw rates of unemployed and …

Western Australia

A Year Of Love And Struggle In A New High School

At Ron Brown College Preparatory High School, students aren't kids or boys.<p>In the classrooms and cafeteria, they're <i>kings</i>.<p>That's just one of the many things that stand out in this new boys-only, public school in Washington, D.C. The school opened in August 2016 to a class of roughly 100 young men. …

Education

Changing the world, one start-up at a time: Young entrepreneurs keeping social outcomes in mind

Young people are stereotyped as lazy, selfish and entitled. Meet three young changemakers who prove that's not the case.<p>Jessica Moody and Ilana …

Australian Universities

Is There a Biological Case for Criminal Justice Reform?

Tell a woman the story of Christ’s crucifixion, and if she doesn’t cry, she’s a witch. In the 1500s, women who failed this test were burned alive.The …

Justice

Teens are sleeping less – but there's a surprisingly easy fix

Something is stealing teens’ sleep.<p>In a newly released analysis of two large national surveys, my co-authors and I found that the number of U.S. …

Teens

What happened when I made my students turn off their phones

As a teacher who has long witnessed and worried about the impacts of technology in the classroom, I constantly struggle to devise effective classroom …

Mind

J-PAL

Lesson<p>Cognitive behavioral therapy helped young urban men in Liberia and the United States become more focused on the future, reducing criminal and …

Cognitive Science

UN announces worldwide search for exceptional Young Leaders to drive implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

<b>Bogota, 7 October</b> –The United Nations announced today that it was seeking applications for its second class of Young Leaders for the Sustainable …

Sustainability

UNAOC launches call for Young Peacebuilders in MENA

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is pleased to launch the call for applications for the Young Peacebuilders in Middle East and …

Not Too Young To Run

'My daddy was a dope dealer': Being a son in the age of mass incarceration

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> "My daddy was a dope dealer, my daddy was a street n---- ... You may say he ain't s---, but to me he's the realest."<p>Those are words from Washington, DC, rapper Chaz French's song, "Pops," in which the 26-year-old reflects on his once-strained relationship with his father, who was …

Prison

10 Ways We're Fostering Anxiety Rather Than Resilience in Today's Young People

We're robbing young people of the mental strength they need to stay healthy.<p>The New York Times recently published an article called, "Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?" The author, Benoit Denizet-Lewis, chronicled several teens' battle with anxiety over the …

Parenting

With fast-growing youth population, Africa boasts enormous market potential – UN deputy chief

18 October 2017 – African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the …

Economics

Indian youth struggles with identity, jobs and sex

How do young Indians feel about themselves and their country, 70 years after independence? As part of the research for a book about young Indians, I …

India

Young Japanese more optimistic about future: Poll

October 18, 2017 5:00 AM<br>Young Japanese are more optimistic than their elders about their nation's politics and economic prospects, a new study by a …

Economy